Kew Gardens Pub Has Big Laughs on Tap for 'Comedy Cavalcade'

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on November 12, 2013 2:06pm 

 Tommy Koenig performs during his recent show "Baby Boom Baby."
Tommy Koenig performs during his recent show "Baby Boom Baby."
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QUEENS — Heard the one about Kew Gardens?

A group of comedians is set to turn the popular Kew Gardens bar Austin’s Ale House from a watering hole into a laugh factory — performing a "Comedy Cavalcade" that will feature performers such as Tommy Koenig.

It will be the first comedy show at the popular pub, at 82-70 Austin St., which often organizes art exhibits and live music events.

"It will be a slice-of-life comedy," said Alex Simon of 0 Budget Productions, who is organizing the show. "Nothing too heavy, a nice after-dinner show.”

Koenig — who has worked as a comic, teacher and actor for more than 30 years, and performed at numerous venues, including Broadway Comedy Club and The Triad — will tell jokes for about half an hour, Simon said.  “He does some topical and musical comedy,” Simon added.

His recent one-man show, "Baby Boom Baby,” is a "musicomedy" and includes songs by the Beatles, James Brown, Lady Gaga and Run-D.M.C.

Among the other comedians who will perform during the show are Joe Fulton, who appeared at New York Comedy Club; Eric Piesco, who had gigs at Gotham Comedy Club and Comedy Cellar; and Angela Cobb, who performed at Broadway Comedy Club and at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club.

The show will last approximately two hours, Simon said.

"Comedy Cavalcade" will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at 7 p.m. There will be no cover charge but there will be a $15-per-person minimum spent at the table, organizers said.

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